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National Wildlife's April-May 2019 Issue cover

Read all the compelling stories in the new issue of National Wildlife!

  • Lisa Moore, Editorial Director
  • National Wildlife
  • Apr 01, 2019

Mark Brinegar photographed this pollen-caked carpenter bee feeding on blanketflower in Bloomington, Indiana, one of many cities worldwide offering refuge to bees and other pollinators.

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Tackling a (Bird) Housing Shortage

  • Mark Wexler
  • Science Sleuth
  • April 1, 2019

In New Mexico, a community takes a rare and little-studied bird species under its wing.

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President’s View: Why Every Garden—and Gardener—Counts

  • Collin O’Mara, President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Wildlife Federation
  • Conservation
  • April 1, 2019

Encouraging partnerships and participation to help pollinators

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Working for Wildlife

  • Joshua Rapp Learn
  • Conservation
  • April 1, 2019

Denver’s Community Wildlife Habitat, encouraging kids to get outdoors and more

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No Joke

  • Lynne Warren
  • Animals
  • April 1, 2019

Armadillos aren’t just pests or punch lines, researchers say, yet these peculiar armor-plated mammal...

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Let Nature Take Its Course?

  • Joshua Rapp Learn
  • People and Nature
  • April 1, 2019

Learning when to intervene—or not—if you find a baby animal in your garden

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News of the Wild

  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • April 1, 2019

Native plants help birds; bear ranges collide; seatrout spawn despite storms

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Bloom or Bust

  • Laura Tangley
  • Urban Greening Part 1
  • April 1, 2019

By growing a diversity of flowering plants, gardeners are turning cities into havens for bees and ot...

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A Plea for Trees

  • Janet Marinelli
  • Urban Greening Part 2
  • April 1, 2019

Dwindling numbers of urban trees are putting wildlife and people at risk—but it’s not too late to re...

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A Farewell to Lawns

  • Doreen Cubie
  • Urban Greening Part 3
  • April 1, 2019

Native turf-grass alternatives can reduce your environmental footprint while supporting birds, butte...

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Nature’s Witness: Prickly Perch

  • Photograph by Wendy Kaveney
  • PhotoZone
  • April 1, 2019

A gilded flicker hunts for a feast.

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Shared Moment: A Crunchy Lunch

  • Photograph by Paulette Thomas
  • PhotoZone
  • April 1, 2019

Photographer Paulette Thomas documents an alligator munching crabs.

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Capturing Nature’s Magic

  • Lisa Moore
  • Garden Photography
  • April 1, 2019

The new Garden for Wildlife™ photo contest yields backyard gems.

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